Tag: #diary

March 12, 1942-Etty Hillesum

Etty unexpectantly met up with an ex-lover for a walk in the park. She speaks positively about this occasion, thankful for the time together, and notes that people always find a way back to each other. Sadly, this was most likely the last time Etty saw her dear friend. As they were departing Etty wanted to say this to Max but they were too far away. She finished her thoughts in her diary.

February 27, 1942-Etty Hillesum

80 years ago today.

February 19, 1942-Etty Hillesum

80 years ago today.

November 23, 1941 – Etty Hillesum

80 years ago today.

November 22, 1941 – Etty Hillesum

80 years ago today. Saturday morning. Etty Hillesum was a Dutch Jew living in Amsterdam during the Nazi occupation. In 1943 she was killed in the Auschwitz concentration camp. Her diaries and letters are published as, “An Interrupted Life and Letters from Westerbork.” These… Continue Reading “November 22, 1941 – Etty Hillesum”

November 21, 1941 – Etty Hillesum

80 years ago today.

Like A Child

Like a Child. A poem from 13.

The Meaning is the Learning

The Meaning is the Learning. A poem from 13.

Joan’s Place

I rode my bike, a boy’s BMX racer, to school those days, even in the blistering Colorado deep freezes. Many mornings I’d watch the weather report forecast the risk of frostbite as I zipped up my three sizes too large coat and plodded out the door.

November 11, 1941 – Etty Hillesum

80 years ago. Morning.

Etty Hillesum was a Dutch Jew living in Amsterdam during the Nazi occupation. In 1943 she was killed in the Auschwitz concentration camp. Her diaries and letters are published as, “An Interrupted Life and Letters from Westerbork.” These are quotes from this book, penned 80 years ago. May her story be told.

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